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May 4, 2017

Winnipeg Police Service Media Release
For Immediate Release

Assault Investigation: C17-92521

On May 4, 2017, at approximately 12:45 p.m., Winnipeg Police responded to a report of an assault that had occurred in the vicinity of St. John’s High School, located at 401 Church Avenue.

While the investigation is still ongoing, it appears that an adult male suffered an upper body injury while in a park adjacent to the school. The victim was assisted into the school by staff members. He was transported to hospital and is now listed in stable condition.

It also appears that pepper spray (OC/oleoresin capsicum) was discharged in the altercation. As a result, three youths have been conveyed to hospital as a precautionary measure due to pepper spray contamination.

This investigation is continuing by members of the Major Crimes Unit. Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6219 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-TIPS (8477).

Fire Investigations: C17-92226, C17-92166, C17-92156, C17-92038, C17-91896

The Winnipeg Police Service and Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service responded to the following reports of several suspicious fires overnight:

  • At approximately 7:20 p.m. a fire was reported to garbage in the rear lane of Selkirk Ave. near Parr St.
  • At approximately 10:20 p.m. a working fire was reported at a vacant residence in the 1000 block of Redwood Avenue. The fire caused damage to the building and contents.
  • At approximately 1:10 a.m. a working fire was reported to a garage in the 300 block of Bannerman Avenue. The fire caused damage to the building and contents.
  • At approximately 1:30 a.m. a working fire was reported to a garage in the 300 block of Atlantic Avenue. Damage was caused to the building and contents.
  • At approximately 5:10 a.m. a working fire was reported to a garage in the 700 block of College Avenue. Damage was caused to the building and contents.

No injuries were reported in any of these incidents.

The causes of these fires are under investigation by members of the Major Crime Unit.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 204-986-2222 or Crime Stoppers at (204) 786-TIPS (8477).

The Winnipeg Police Service would like to remind citizens that with warmer weather comes an increase of incidents involving fires. Residents are asked to be mindful to avoid placing bins, garbage or other combustible items against the exterior of your home, garage, shed or fence. These are a ready supply of fuel for an arsonist.

    • Last Update: May 4, 2017

Constable Rob Carver, Public Information Officer
Constable Jay Murray, Public Information Officer
Constable Tammy Skrabek, Public Information Officer

Kelly Dehn, Manager of Public Affairs

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E-mail: WPS-PIO@winnipeg.ca

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